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impolder

Line breaks: im|pol¦der
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəʊldə
 
/
(also empolder)

Definition of impolder in English:

verb

[with object]
Make (an area of the seabed) into a polder by reclaiming it from the sea.
Example sentences
  • Some were impoldered with embankments, pumps, and deep canals, but those proved hard to maintain.
  • But, as the main waterways became silted up and were impoldered, the character of the city changed.
  • A number of inland areas have been also been empoldered, some of them provided with pump drainage.

Origin

late 19th century: from Dutch impolderen.

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